Dear Guildford Seniors Village Community,

It is an honour to ensure every individual feels at home in Guildford Seniors Village, and can be oneself with access to meaningful purpose, joy, nutrition and speciality of our collaborative community.

We look forward to seeing you virtually at this October’s Family Council.

 

DO YOU KNOW

The 2021 theme of Oct 1 2021 #InternationalDayofOlderPersons is “Digital Equity for All Ages” which affirms the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/older-persons-day

We support inclusivity always, with a shout out to all the seniors who continue to rely on & love newspapers & landlines!   #RespectOurElders

 

Our vigilance in infection control remains top priority,  and we celebrate that no resident has experienced Covid to-date, achieved through our continued collaboration with you.

On August 12, 2021 the Provincial Health Officer [PHO] announced the requirement for anyone working at a long-term care, seniors’ assisted living or provincial mental health facility to be vaccinated by October 12, 2021 as a condition of employment with Retirement Concepts all employees are required to follow the PHO’s Orders.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0150-001598

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0053-001659

 

VISITATION

Protocols as per Health Authority remain in effect. We remain vigilant & united.

 

*Register your Vaccine Passport – please provide proof when you sign in at Guildford Seniors Village

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html#card

 

 

PLANNING YOUR LOVED ONE’S OUTING: a walk, an appointment

Please contact Nurses 24 hours in advance or minimum one hour,  to plan your Resident outing, for Care Team to prepare your loved one for outing, with respectful attention to each individual’s well-being, medication & nourishment.

Call:  604-582-0808

First Floor ext 150;  Second Floor ext 205 / 250

 

DINING  

We are honoured to welcome Michael as Support Services Manager.  We bid farewell to Aman, who embarks on travel and education plans.

Our gratitude for service excellence to each.

We are preparing a Fall / Winter Menu…stay tuned!

We look forward to Thanksgiving Dinner Menu on October 11, with all favourite trimmings. “Gobble Gobble!”

Roast Turkey

With Stuffing

Brussel Sprouts & Squash

Mashed Potato

Cranberry Sauce & gravy

Pumpkin Pie

Oh Gratitude! A time of deep Thanks in 2021.

 

Silver Spoons Committee met with Support Services Manager, Michael to discuss continuous quality improvements feedback, wishes & favourites.

This month’s meeting was a great chance for Michael to meet the residents and he’s always ready to hear suggestions to make life better through dining experiences.

The Silver Spoons meet monthly as part of productive monthly Resident Council Meetings.

 

Senior’s voices matter every day & Resident Council is just one aspect of sharing meaningful discussion.

 

RECREATION

Stay in the Know!  October Recreation Calendars feature programs that reflect current interests and JOY.

We are inclusive & celebrate seniors every day.  You may like to plan your visit before fave activities or dining for a ‘soft’ goodbye, and your loved one’s comfort & enjoyment.

Virtual Visits are offered to non-local family only, as team is focused on quality programs for all residents.  Consider bringing your ipad or phone and plan virtual family meetings in loved one’s suite!

Feel welcome to email your questions,  photos or letters for our One-To-One Program to Recreation Team at recreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com.

 

JACKET DRIVE

In honour of Recreation Aide Kanta’s husband & in tribute to her husband’s generous & philanthropic nature we are hosting a Jacket Drive.

We welcome gently-loved & new jackets, during a Jacket Drive, October 18 to 29 in Guildford Seniors Village;

all donations will be delivered to a local shelter to bring warmth & message of caring for the upcoming winter months.

 

Taking Time To Care,  Changes Lives.

In Loving Memory of Gian

July 4, 1949 – June 27, 2021

 

FAMILY COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETINGS & Hot Topics

Oct 21   3:30pm – 4:30pm

Know Our Neighbor- NexGen Hearing Consultants  

AGING WELL EDUCATION:  ‘Hearing Hot Topics Q & A, mobile service for your loved one.

Meet the Leadership Team for Department Updates & as a Resource for your support.

To RSVP, please email Sandra Barr sbarr@retirementconcepts.com or call 604-582-0808 ext 125 to receive your Zoom Meeting link.

 

 

Hair Salon

We are pleased to introduce a new Hair Stylist next week Thursday, and a new hair salon services menu will be emailed to you soon from our Administrative Coordinator, Cassio.

Do You Believe in Hair Therapy?

 Guildford Seniors Village Hair Salon – Where Pampering Happens!

 

RESOURCES – TOOLS FOR YOUR SUCCESS  #lifelonglearning

To register online for any Self-Management Program, visit: www.selfmanagementbc.ca

Workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

For more information, please refer to website at www.selfmanagementbc.ca/upcomingworkshops.

https://tinyurl.com/nu293y8v

 

LEARN, LAUGH & STAY IN THE KNOW  by following us on Social Media: tips & highlights for successful inspired living.

 

Wishing you JOY & health excellence,

from All of Us in Guildford Seniors Village